Tottenham have had a lot of injury setbacks this season, most recently losing Harry Kane and Dele Alli to an ankle and hamstring injury respectively.
This has been exacerbated by the fact that Spurs failed to add to their squad in both of the previous transfer windows.
Additionally, they have had to play with the uncertainty of not knowing when they will be able to move into their new stadium. Despite these problems, Tottenham have had a terrific season so far and remain in contention for the Premier League title and have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Spurs have had to dig deep without Kane and Alli recently, and have shown tremendous character by producing late winners to overcome the likes of Fulham, Watford and Newcastle and remain in touching distance of Liverpool and Man City.
Before Tottenham’s crucial Champions League round of 16 tie against Dortmund which takes place this evening, Mauricio Pochettino was asked if he is proud of his team’s ability to dig deep and keep producing results, and he identified one particular stat that made him really proud of his players.
Pochettino noted that Tottenham had secured more points than any other Premier League club since the start of December and said that that proved his players were giving everything under what are rather difficult circumstances.
Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said: “It’s not only in the last four games. The other day I saw on TV that from the beginning of December we’re the best team in the Premier League.
“That talked very highly about the squad, the players and they fully deserve all the credit. We’re doing a fantastic job, the players are giving their best in difficult circumstances and I am so proud to be in front of these players.”
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